Saturday, May 6, 2017

Book Tour ~ #Review ~ The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie

The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie

Date of Publication: April 25, 2017


According to the law of attraction, women and men can't be friends.
Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We've been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut.
She's hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we're like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.
She's the bomb.
Did I mention she's smokin' hot? I've checked her out…maybe once or twice. Hey, I'm a guy.
Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I'm the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations.
Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry.
Now I want more. I want her.
All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends.
If only it were that easy.


3.5 of 5 stars

This is a cute contemporary romance that asks the age-old question of whether or not a man and a woman can be just friends. In this story you have Dean and Coriander AKA Cori, who have been friends since elementary school. Fast forward twenty years or so and the two are still going very strong with their friendship. But a surprise announcement from Cori sends the two down a path that will definitely force them to reassess their own friendship and whether or not it can or should be more.

There were a lot of things that I liked about this story. I love a story that can take a great group of friends, show them hanging out and showcase all the great dynamics between the different personalities. It of course leads me to wonder which of these secondary characters are going to get their story next, or at all, while enjoying the development of things between the two main characters. This book definitely offered that. There was supportive family members, some funny dialogue, and a strong friendship not just between the two main characters but between the entire group that I really felt in the heart of this story.

However there were also some things that I didn't like as much. While I am all for a cocky leading man, I'm even in favor of an alpha jerk, I just would prefer not to constantly be told, by the character, how awesome they are. I want more of the actions to show what a great guy they are, or are not. In this case for me there was just a little too much tell to go along with the show. In the end I did like the leading man and I enjoyed his journey of growing up and realizing what he truly wanted. But there were just a few too many moments where he was telling us the readers how great he was or how fantastic him and his friends were and even as I was reading a line telling me to stop rolling my eyes, I still found myself doing it.

This was one of those stories where I felt like I was being told a story as opposed to being in the story and I had to get used to that flow. But overall it was an enjoyable book. It was light and funny, with a few moments of emotion thrown in that helped me connect with the characters.

About Mika Jolie

Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she's determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let's face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she's not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.
She loves to hear from readers. Connect with Mika on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon.

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